Saturday, May 4, 2013

Amazing Literacy Services Fundraiser

Our fourth annual Tea in the Garden last Sunday was no demure gathering. It rocked. We had the CSU-Northridge Flute Quartet set the tone with lively selections. The Loose Teas Cafe & Gifts donated a nice variety of teas and Sally Adkins Catering did a superb job of setting out delectable sandwiches, scones, fruit salads, and desserts to tempt the pickiest palate. People milled and bid on beautiful silent auction baskets. Three compelling speakers, Miga Wang, Susana Hutcheson and Aleacia Widdows, talked about what the Literacy program has done for them and how it has improved their lives. That's not all. The live auction featured an iPad, and iPad mini, a signed Galaxy Soccer jersey (David Beckham's signature and all), and a seriolithograph by Norman Rockwell. Sierra Landscaping helped make the garden theme real with large potted azaleas and trees, which were purchased at the end of the event.

Who helped out with this tremendous undertaking? Well, the Volunteer Management Team did a fine job of coordinating, planning and plotting to make it work. Teen Advisory Board and Youth Commission volunteers provided much-needed help waiting on tables, helping people carry their auction items, and generally being useful. Table hosts set fine tables which transformed the Library, and other individuals donated time, money, and auction items to make the day very special. Thanks to everyone for a job well-done.

Not to mention that everyone had a really, really good time.

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